Full-time Master General Management (M.B.A.) - GM

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree and gaining a few years of work experience many graduates begin seeing the need for deeper knowledge of management and economics, especially for earning a leading position.
Our MBA program in General Management is focused on developing students’ knowledge and skills in leadership competence, strategy development, development of new business models, as well as their implementation through change and project management. Thanks to a high level of tertiary-level education, in combination with the program’s cross-sectional subjects, the General Management students are sought after companies and organizations from a variety of different industries.

fast facts

degree awarded

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)
modefull-time
duration4 semesters (2 theoretical, 2 practical)
application deadlines

April 15 - May 31 (winter semester)

October 30 - November 30 (summer semester)

academic dates including
orientation session

October 1 - March 14 (winter semester)

March 15 - September 30 (summer semester)

feesEUR 2,950 in tuition fees per semester (i.e. a total of EUR 11,800) plus approx. EUR
100 in student union fee per semester
language of instructionEnglish

program objectives

The program offers a personal as well as professional qualification for leadership tasks in all various business units.

Graduates of the program will be able to become a manager in an overseas branch of a German company of a German branch of a foreign company.

target group and prerequisites

The Master's program "General Management” is designed for international oriented graduates of Economics, Engineering, Social or Cultural Sciences, or similar, who ideally have professional experience.

Prerequisites:

  • A BSc or similar from an accredited university in humanities, social, engineering or economic sciences or similar - minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent (depending on the home country)
  • GMAT Score minimum 600 or GRE 157
  • Proficiency in English, proven by official test score documents (TOEFL minimum 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above).
  • Basic language skills in German, proven by official test score documents - minimum level A1 according to the CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • One year of work experience
  • Motivation letter

    course structure

      • The standard period of study is 4 semesters.
      • The first two semesters provide practice orientated theory (case studies, working in labs, excursions, expert meetings…).
      • The third and fourth semester is spent working as an intern in a company to gain more practical experience. A colloquium will also take place at this time. The Master’s Thesis has to be written during this time as well.
      • After successful completion of the program, Hof University of Applied Sciences awards the academic degree Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).

        Course content

        The Master’s program contains 12 modules, 5 ECTS per module (4 basic modules + 6 core modules + 2 elective modules):

         

        Basic modules:

        • Facts about Germany**/Interkulturelles Training*
        • Communication and negotiation skills
        • Leadership and change management
        • Strategic and financial framework

         

        Elective modules:

        • Production execution and logistics
        • Supply chain management
        • Production process excellence
        • International HR Management
        • German language I**
        • German language II**

         

        * Students having German basic knowledge on level  A1, need to pass the modules "Facts about Germany", "German I" and "German II". Other elective modules may be passed as additional modules but will not count toward your degree.

         ** Students having German advanved knowledge at least on level B1, need to pass the module "Interkulturelles Training". They are free in choosing two elective modules. German may be choosen as an additional module but it will not count toward your degree.

         

         

        The 3rd and 4th semesters are dedicated for an internship (30 ECTS) in a company, a colloquium (5 ECTS) will also take place at this time. During that period of study the Master's Thesis (25 ECTS) has to be written as well.

         

        Master's Thesis

        • Application of the methodological procedures, which were obtained and trained during the entire program.
        • The thesis has to be written during the internship and should cover a current topic of the company.
        • Topic selection has to be done in accordance with the supervising professor.

         

         

         

        Kernmodule:

        • Corporate strategy, controlling and risk management
        • Quality management
        • Project management
        • Information and process management
        • Industrial marketing and sales strategies
        • Procurement management

        tuition fees

        • Each semester costs EUR 2,950 in tuition fees, plus an administrative fee of approx. EUR 100 per semester.
        • These fees include organizational support before and during your studies at Hof University as well as continuing counseling. We provide assistance in finding accommodation, offer orientation sessions prior to the start of your studies and organize additional activities such as intercultural trainings, field trips, company visits. Also, transportation in Hof is free of charge.
        • Accommodation and living expenses in Germany are estimated at around EUR 450 to EUR 500 per month, which includes rent and food. Mandatory health insurance (price depends on company and age - www.deutscheinsurance.com), visa and transportation costs are not included in this estimate. For your student visa you will have to provide financial proof of EUR 735 per month.
        • For scholarship options, please check the funding guide of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - www.funding-guide.de and our website.

        application process

        All applications must be done online. Please apply here.

        • The application period for winter intake is between April 15 and May 31.
        • The application period for summer intake is between November 02 and November 30.
        • An admission committee intensively scrutinizes all applications and decides about final admission. Admission letters will be issued in June for winter intake and December for summer semester intake.

        If you have any questions to the application process do not hesitate to contact admissonhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de.  

        contact person

         

            Kindly use our contact form if you are looking for further information about the Master's program "General Management".

        Antje Lappann | University of Applied Science Hof

        Antje Lappann

        Institute for Continuing Education (ifw)

        Hochschule Hof
        Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
        95028 Hof

        Room: A 131
        Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3357
        Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3357
        E-Mail: antje.lappannhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

         

        Prof. Dr. Daniel Werner | University of Applied Science Hof

        Prof. Dr. Daniel Werner

        Business Department
        Business Administration

        Hochschule Hof
        Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
        95028 Hof

        Room: A 114
        Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4655
        Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4655
        E-Mail: daniel.wernerhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

        General Management (M.B.A.)

        Approach

        Campus Hof

        Alfons-Goppel-Platz-1
        95028 Hof

        Campus Münchberg

        Kulmbacher Str. 76
        95213 Münchberg